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on the issue now and a new willingness among republicans to compromise on immigration after president obama won the latino vote by 71% in the november election.1% the senators behind the plan are a bipartisan group of heavy hitters. new york democrat charles schumer is their unofficial leader. >> we believe this will be the year congress finally gets it done. con the politics on this issue have been turned upside down. for the first time ever there's more political risk in opposing immigration reform than in supporting it. >> reporter: their plan would grant illegal immigrants temporary legal status to staygr in the country if they pass a a criminal background check, pay a fine and back taxes and learn english. but they would have to get the back of the line for citizenship-- a process that would only start once border security has been improved with more agents and more drones. in 2007, republicans brought down a similar plan arguing it amounts to amnesty. but arizona's john mccain who championed reform then and nowpi says he senses a major shift among his g.o.p. colleagues. >> you look at the
to be secretary of state? >> obama: well, i was a big admirer of hillary's before our primary battles and the general election. you know, her discipline, her stamina, her thoughtfulness, her ability to project, i think, and make clear issues that are important to the american people i thought made her an extraordinary talent. she also was already a world figure. and i thought that somebody stepping into that position of secretary of state at a time when, keep in mind, we were still in iraq, afghanistan was still an enormous challenge, and there was great uncertainty in terms of how we would reset our relations around the world-- to have somebody who could serve as that effective ambassador in her own right without having to earn her stripes, so to speak, on the international stage, i thought would be hugely important. >> kroft: you've been quoted as thinking or telling people that there was no way you were going to take this job, and you weren't going to let anybody talk you into it. >> clinton: well, i would... >> kroft: what did he say that night that made you... >> clinton: well, i
be interesting. susan mcginnis in washington, thanks. >> another high-profile issue for congress and the administration is immigration reform. president obama speaking in nevada yad said now's the time to fix the immigration system. warned if congress doesn't act he will. danielle nottingham reports. >> reporter: president obama told students at the predominantly hispanic high school in las vegas he's keeping his campaign promise to reform immigration. >> we need congress to act on a comprehensive approach that finally deals with the 11 million undocumented immigrants who are in the country right now. >> reporter: the president supports the plan that the so-called gang of eight unveiled monday. it would allow illegal immigrants to gain temporary legal status if they passed a criminal background check, paid a fine and back taxes and learned english. they can apply to become a citizen behind people who started the process legally. >> for the first time in many years, republicans and democrats seem ready to tackle this problem together. >> reporter: some
. >>> congress and the president are also dealing with the issue of gun control. yesterday the president met with 13 law enforcement leaders. mr. obama is pressing for a ban on assault weapons and limits on high-capacity ammunition magazines. the law enforcement officials pressed the need for tighter background checks and a better mental health system. the president says he hopes congress is listening. >> hopefully if law enforcement officials who are dealing with this stuff every single day can come to some basic consensus in terms of steps that we need to take congress is going to be paying attention to them and will be able to make progress. >> mr. obama admits he'll have a hard time winning broad support for a ban on assault weapons. >>> the boy scouts of america is considering a big change -- dropping its policy of excluding gays as scouts as scoutmasters. gay rights groups are applauding the possible change, but the final decision would be left to individual chapters. >> reporter: the boy scouts had reaffirmed its policy excluding gays just last year. pressure on the
. giffords is also expected to make a short statement. >> another key issue is immigration reform. president obama called for swift action. >> the idea that i'm proposing have traditionally been supported by both democrats like ted kennedy and republicans like george w. bush. you don't get that matchup very often. the question is very simple. do we have the resolve as a people, as a country, as a government to finally put this issue behind us? i believe that we do. >> one of the main provisions in the plan puts up to 11 million illegal immigrants on a clear path to citizenship. it's interesting. some republicans were upset with the president because they're saying he's not talking about a prerequisite, border security first before they grant this path way to citizenship. >> this won't be the last conversation on that. >> that's right. i agree. >> plenty more to follow. >>> senator john kerry has been confirmed to be the next secretary of state. the senate overwhelmingly affirmed kerry's nomination. 94-3 vet yesterday. he served as chairman of the senate foreig
write about that, that obama has found a soul mate on the issue of war. so with hagel as defense secretary, even though he served certainly during vietnam, a republican, what does it mean for american engagement in the world in the next four years? >> that it's going to be done in a much more careful way. clearly in my research on the first book i did on obama and talking with the president about the war in afghanistan he like hagel has an aversion to war. he'll go to war but in obama's famous nobel prize acceptance speech he made it very clear that war may be necessary but it's always a manifestation of human folly. >> and the secretary of state, john kerry, has said they need to get their economic house in order as a first priority for national security. look at syria and look at iran. where does the secretary of defense nominee and the president stand on iran? >> well the policy is to prevent iran from getting the bomb that is the most difficult policy to execute. it's not a matter of containment. it's a matter of stopping it whether that's going to be e
is causing trouble. >>> and is president obama ready to endorse hillary clinton to succeed him? you'll see what he told "60 minutes" in their very first joint interview. but first here's today's "eye opener" at 8:00. >> it's such a contentious issue that it seemed that the two sides would never see eye to eye. >> today they will announce a deal on sweeping immigration reform. >> the bill could lead to citizenship for 11 million undocumented immigrants now living in the u.s. >> the 2008 campaign, that was a very tough, bitter race. how long did it take you to get over that? >> that's an in -- ancient history now. >> i think what did evolve was a friendship as opposed to just a professional relationship. >> what do you think joe biden thought of it all? >> i think he was looking on the calendar for his first "60 minutes" interview for 2015. >> three people detained for questioning after to 30 people were killed in a brazilian nightclub fire. >> snow for parts of upstate new york. ice in washington. >> new research this morning suggests that less may be more when it c
including president obama. >>> the "new york post" says a man is suing subway for $142 million. the issue got attention last week when they showed a subway sandwich that did not measure 12 estimates. he's eaten about 50 sandwich as year since he was 18. he says now i feel cheated. i feel like he has a lot of time on his hands. >>> doctors often worn patients that eating grapefruit can interfere with their medication. now we learn that's not the only food we need to other about. dr. holly phillips is here at the table. let's start with grapefruit. i learned the hard way lipitor and grapefruit does not mix. >> we have known for a while there's interaction with a few medicine bus there's a new review out that says it's not a few, it's 85. and these are the big drugs, things we -- everyone is prescribes things for blood praerks things for cholesterol, and even birth control pills and the interactions are severe from kidney failure to internal bleeding. the problem is bigger than we thought. >> what is it in the grapefruit. >> really the way that it works to be very simple
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